Window Blinds

“Blind” is the term we use to describe a window treatment that has individual slats or vanes that hang either horizontally or vertically and can be rotated to an open or closed position. Blinds are probably the most versatile of all window coverings and give the operator almost infinite control over light and privacy. Blinds are easy to enjoy and maintain. Most blinds are fade resistant, scratch resistant, moisture resistant, chemical resistant, and very easy to clean. Horizontal blinds are available in real wood, faux wood, and aluminum. Vertical blinds are available in wood, aluminum, vinyl, and fabric.

Hunter Douglas Horizontal Blinds

Wood Blinds


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Hunter Douglas Parkland™ Wood Blinds

Create a warm, inviting room with the beauty of Parkland Wood Blinds. These naturally appealing blinds provide a more welcoming look, inside and out. Each blind is constructed from the finest hardwoods with Hunter Douglas quality built right in.

The Classics collection blinds are built with Basswood, and there are three slat options to provide unique solutions to fit any window application, allowing you to customize your ideal views. They are available in 1 ⅜, 2, and 2 ½ inches. There are 11 whites and 22 stains to choose from.

The Genuine Woods collection blinds are built with real cherry and oak. They show off the natural grain and color variations of these hardwoods. Available with 2 inch slats and 10 stains.

Operating Systems: Standard Cords, LiteRise (cordless lift), UltraGlide, or PowerTilt (remote control tilt system)

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Graber Traditions® Wood Blinds

Graber has a long tradition (you might recognize the name “Nanik®”) for making wood blinds. They use their SureClose™ Headrail System, which allows for smooth operation and tight slat closure.

The Traditions collection are built with select hardwoods and there are four slat options to choose from: 1, 2, 2 ⅜, and 2 ½ inches. There are 14 paints and 22 stains.

The Elite Woods collection blinds are built with real cherry, maple, and walnut—available in a 2 inch size. There is custom paint or stain available so you can achieve the exact look that you want.

Other options are beaded edges, distressed finish, barn wood, bamboo, glazed or sandblasted.

Operating Systems: Standard Cords, Cordless Lift, or Motorized Tilt

Faux Wood Blinds


Hunter Douglas Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds

Everwood Blinds are made from a proprietary formulated material and are, in our opinion, the best faux wood blinds on the market. The TruGrain® finish is the most realistic and the ladder spacing is the best in the industry—fewer ladders means a more streamlined view.

Everwood Blinds are available in 2 inches and 2 ½ inches. There are in 11 painted finishes, 11 stained finishes, and 9 specialty finishes (leather, weathered, or bamboo).

Everwood Blinds come with the Performance Plus® Protection, which guarantees there will be no fading, yellowing, warping, or bowing of the slats.

Operating Systems: Standard Cords, LiteRise (cordless), PowerTilt (remote control tilt system)

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Graber Faux Wood Blinds

Traditions® Composite Blinds combine the extraordinary look of wood with extra durability, making them a perfect addition to high humidity areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, or laundry rooms. Where real wood blinds are not recommended, these perform beautifully. Available in 2 inches and 2 ½ inches double bevel. There are 8 paints and 3 stains.

Lake Forest® Faux Wood Blinds are a cost-effective way to decorate your home. The perfect counterpart for Graber Wood Blinds, premium faux wood blinds coordinate beautifully in matching color and wood grain. Engineered to withstand moisture, these blinds are durable and easy to clean. Available in 2 inches and 2 ½ inches. There are 13 paint finishes and 11 stain finishes.

Operating Systems: Standard Cords, Cordless, or Motorized Tilt

Metal Blinds


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Hunter Douglas Modern Precious Metals®

With Modern Precious Metals Aluminum Blinds, your home reflects style, confidence and a mark of originality. Both sturdy and lightweight, they are the perfect addition to any room.

Hunter Douglas’ popular Celebrity, Decor, and Lightlines 1inch blinds feature a clean, simplified design that enhances any room’s beauty. Whether your taste is urban or rustic, transitional or elegant, they make a striking statement.

Natural Elements™ 2 Inch Aluminum Blinds add a personal touch to your home’s decor with the combination of a metal alloy and the warmth of real wood accents.

Hunter Douglas aluminum blinds are available in ½, 1, and 2 inch slats. There are 70 standard and specialized colors/finishes to choose from.

Operating Systems: Standard Cords, LiteRise (cordless), Magnaview (doubles your view between slats), and PowerTilt (remote control tilt system)

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Vertical Blinds


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Hunter Douglas Vertical Blinds

Hunter Douglas offers the most comprehensive collection of vertical blinds anywhere. From an exclusive shape to fashion-forward colors and textures, you are sure to find the look you love.

Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds have a patented louver and deliver a range of fabrics and vinyl, each with its own distinctive personality and appeal. When the vanes are closed, they give the appearance of a flowing drapery.

The Somner® Custom Vertical Collection is extensive and features an enticing selection of fabrics, vinyl, genuine wood, and aluminum. With choice of translucent and room darkening, you can choose any one of the beautiful ways to express your own individuality!

Operating Systems: Standard Cords, PermaTilt® Wand (cord and tilting mechanism all in one), PermAssure® Wand (traveling wand and tilt in one), or Motorized Tilt and Traverse

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Minneapolis Window Shade Co.
3550 Dakota Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 922-4100
Fax: (952) 922-4600